Black Force One (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Xbeeriment I/S

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Black Force One (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Black Force One (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tbryan5 on 02-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by bluejacket74:
Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that sticked around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some booze, peaty smoke and licorice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick, creamy, smooth and easy to drink. Moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good overall brew. $13.99 a bottle.

More User Reviews:
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass, with a thin brown head that dissipates to patches and light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, boubon, wood and oaky vanilla, hints of licorice and chocolate, slight oxidation. Flavor is rich sweet dark malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, latte coffee; hints of licorice, nice. Excellent mouth feel, thick and creamy with pleasant carbonation. An extremely well balanced and integrated barrelled stout. The malt, coffee and bourbon blend together in into a milkshake like whole. Finishes smoothly with light residual coffee and faint hop bitterness. This was really tasty. Nicely done.

Photo of arlosbrooks
3.24/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours pitch black with a line of white head. aroma hits a lot of traditional stout notes, with a light touch of barrel but generally underwhelming. The flavor starts off smooth enough and then just pounds into this very dark, bitter flavor, almost like coffee but also booze booze booze. this needs to age longer. the different malts give the beer a dark complexity more characteristic of a coffee stout than a bourbon barrel aged stout. perhaps the 'smoked' part brings more of that really dark flavor? in the end i was disappointed. just not enough complexity has been induced from the barrel aging process and this beer comes out too boozy tasting and too bitter for a barrel aged stout.

Black Force One (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Xbeeriment I/S
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.